Adam Mays

Jun 7th, 1978 - Jul 2nd, 2017


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Thu, Jul. 6th, 2017 5pm-8pm


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Fri, Jul. 7th, 2017 11am

Adam Mays

Johnston City-Adam R. Mays, 39, passed away on Sunday, July 2, 2017 in Owensboro, KY.

Adam was born on June 7, 1978 in Herrin to Kenneth and Gwen (Finney) Mays. He married Casey Haught in Williamson County on September 15, 2013.  She survives

Adam worked for Pepsi. He loved to fish, work on cars and spend time with his family.

Survivors include:

Wife-Casey Mays


Joshua Mays

Julia Mays

Nicole Mays

Taylor Riley

Hunter Riley


Beth Mays

Wanda Bangs

Brother-Kenneth Wells

Mother and step father-Gwen and Thomas Ellison

Step mother-Linda Mays

Several nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by his father.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 7, 2017 at 11am at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Ralph Brandon officiating. Burial will follow at North Oakwood Cemetery in Carterville.  Visitation will be on Thursday from 5pm-8pm at the funeral home.

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to the family c/o Casey Mays. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Blue Funeral Home; 1704 N. Court Street; Marion, IL 62959.  For more information, or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit

16 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Mom and Tom

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: July 5, 2017

    Rest In Peace SON we miss you. Like most young Adults he had stopped his Life Insurance to save a little extra money to support his Family. Prayers and any Donations welcome and deeply appreciated

  • Guest: Lisa Switzer Maller

    From: Johnston city, Illinois

    Date: July 6, 2017

    I’m so sorry for your families sudden and unexpected loss sending my prayers

  • Guest: Richard Spinks

    From: Carterville , Illinois

    Date: July 6, 2017


  • Guest: Gay Bennett

    From: Johnston City, Illinois

    Date: July 6, 2017

    Sorry for your loss…keeping you all in prayer

  • Guest: Rhonda Fitzpatrick

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: July 6, 2017

    So sorry to hear about Adam he was a wonderful guy and a good friend Prayers to the family RIP Adam fly high

  • Guest: Eunice Mcroy ( Mays )

    From: Marion , Illinois

    Date: July 6, 2017

    Sorry for the lose of a good guy , a great friend , a cousin. He talked a lot about his family , my heart goes out to them . Adam may you R.I.P and I know that you will be missed all .

  • Guest: Lawrence bangs

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: July 6, 2017

    He was a good nepfew I will miss him everyday won’t be forgotten he be missed by so many people love u your uncle Bubby

  • Guest: Connie Walton

    From: Vandalia, Illinois

    Date: July 6, 2017

    Im so very sorry for this loss. He was a loving soul from the day he was born. Adam was my mother Linda Switzer Dew’s sister’s Judy Switzer Mays- Grandson. Her Son Kennith Mays first born Son. May he rest in peace. Seems he was taken early from this earth and I pray his children are well carred for in his absence. My condoances and prayers to his wife and children, and to my Cousin who I hold very dear Janet Mays Sanders and family.

  • Guest: Lecia Newbolds

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: July 6, 2017

    My prayers go out to the entire family. God Bless.. He will forever be in your hearts.

  • Guest: Aunt Darlene and Uncle Chris Kelly & Nick, Austin and Ethan

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: July 6, 2017

    Our hearts are filled with sadness and our eyes filled with tears. I want to question why things happen and how to get back on solid ground, it’s so hard to understand how one day you can be on top of the world and the next in quicksand.

    So just take those memories that are in your heart to help you know that you’re never apart from Adam.

    Will be missed now and forever.

  • Guest: Linda Shelton

    From: Benton, Kentucky

    Date: July 6, 2017

    Gwen & Tom. Sorry to hear about your son. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

  • Guest: Deanna Young

    From: Johnston City, Illinois

    Date: July 6, 2017

    I am so very sorry to hear of Adam’s passing. He was a good person and so good with the children. He will be missed by all who knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

  • Guest: Kelly Brewer Rubach

    From: , Illinois

    Date: July 6, 2017

    I am going to miss you my dear friend. You were/are such an genuine amazing person and this world is worse off without you in it. Wanda and Beth I am so very sorry that I can’t be there, if you need anything or just need to talk my number is 573-337-2496
    Sending my love and prayers to your family.

  • Guest: Scott and Kim Sanders, Jesse, Nate and Jeni

    From: Benton, Illinois

    Date: July 6, 2017

    So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you.

  • Guest: Darla Brookmyer Peyton

    From: , Illinois

    Date: July 7, 2017

    So sorry for your loss! I will be praying for you Gwen and your family!

  • Guest: Sheila

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: July 7, 2017

    Rest in peace Adam you will be truly missed by us all we love you we all had some very good times together it so had to understand why one minute we was all having fun and the next thing we knew you was pulled away from us from God sorry we couldn’t upheld your wishes but we love you so very much rip Adam Mays